Namibia, a nation located in southern Africa is not an exception when it comes to importation of used vehicles. There are rules and regulations set to guide an importer and are updated continuously by clearing agents or authorities involved.
Customs authorities in Namibia prohibit the conveyance of left-hand drive vehicles into the country. An exception is made for diplomats only. They also do not allow the importation of vehicles that are more than five years old. A client or an applicant should be in possession of an import permit for vehicle shipment to take place.
The customs department requires that the client have all the fundamental documents for him to clear the vehicle and certify the CA304A. These documents are; import permit, a passport, an invoice, registration papers and an original bill of lading. The law of shipping should entail the brand, the chassis, model of the vehicle and its year. The vehicle engine number should match that declared in the bill of entry. The motor license department issues a license after the customs department approves the bill of entry.
A custom fee in between fifteen and thirty percent of the car value is charged on imported vehicles. This is not the case for imported vehicles where the shippers work permit was founded on a technical understanding with the government. The initial agreement is presented to the authorities to certify it
Taxes and other duties are imposed on vehicles brought into Namibia that were not owned by the shipper for one year or more. A client will only sell a vehicle he has imported two years later after importation and after he has done registration.
A residence permit is essential as there will be no more importation of vehicles into the country based on a worker permit. Motorcycles can only be conveyed into the country with a residence permit since a work permit will not be of much help.